Brash ice

Brash ice
Brash ice (Photo: Justin Chambers)
Brash ice at sunriseTwo Adélie penguins in sea spray on brash iceAccumulations of broken ice made up of fragments that are pieces refrozen and blueSmall bits of broken ice on water surface

Brash ice is an accumulation of floating ice made up of fragments not more than 2 m across. It is the wreckage of other forms of ice.

Brash is common between colliding floes or in regions where pressure ridges have collapsed.